Obelisk constructed from light-coloured brick, which has been painted white, surmounted by a light, and set within a round base garden. It is made from concrete blocks made by the community members who built it.
The Patonga War Memorial is listed on Gosford City Council’s Heritage Register - http://www5.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_reg/glep2014303/sch5.html
It also has two flagpoles, one for the Australian flag and one for NZ, which are both flown on the community dawn service.
From Every Mother's Son, Published by Gosford City Council in 1997, by Michael Rokesbuty:
Located in this peaceful village, where Bay and Jacaranda streets meet, stands
a monument to those local young men who went off to battle in World War II.
The memorial was unveiled by His Excellency,
Lieutenant- General John Northcott, C.B.,
M.V.O., Governor of New South Wales on
July 11, 1948.
The memorial was designed by T. W. Smith
and erected with voluntary labour by Patonga
The committee was members charged with the
responsibility of seeing the project through to
the end were: S. J. Horsley (chairman), Mrs
T. W. Smith ((hon. Secretary), H. Warrior
(hon. Treasurer) and T. W. Smith (hon.
There are two metal plaques affixed to the
east face of the memorial.
The top plaques bear the following wording:
Honour Roll (centred across the top in a
single line) followed beneath by OF
RESIDENTS OF PATONGA and WHO
SERVED IN WOLRD WAR 2 centred on two
This is followed by 1939 - 1945. Then comes
two columns of names.
The names as they appear and are spelt: P/O
D. C. Cunnee R.A.N., Spr K. W. Hickey
M.M., Tpr A. C. Sproul, Dvr R. N. Swanstone,
Dvr R. A. Swanston, Gnr J. M Smedley,
F/Lieut R. S. Williams D.F.C. KILLED, Gnr F.
V. Winks, Pte K. J. Witchard.
Beneath this, on six centred lines of text, is:
THIS STONE WAS UNVIELED BY: HIS
EXCELLENCY; Lieut-Gen John Northcott; C.
B.M.V.O.; Governor of New South Wales, and
11th JULY 1948.
On the lower section of the monument is a
smaller plaque with the following wording
centred on six lines: in memory of Lieut. R.
S. Williams; D.F.C., KILLED OVER FRANCE
22nd AUGUST 1944; and AGED 19 YEARS.
Honour Roll The Residents of Patonga who served in World War 2 1939 - 1945 [List of Names] This stone was unveiled by His Excellency Lieut. Gen. John Northcott C.B., M.V.O. 11th July 1948
|Rank||Given Name||Family Name||Conflict/s||Fate||Service No.||Service||Unit||Campaign||Link|
|P/O||D C||Gunnee||World War 2||RAN||view|
|Spr||K W||Hickey||World War 2||view|
|Tpr||A G||Sproul||World War 2||view|
|Dvr||R N||Swanston||World War 2||view|
|Dvr||R A||Swanston||World War 2||view|
|F/Lieut||R S||Williams||World War 2||KIA||RAAF||456 Sqd||view|
|Gnr||F V||Winks||World War 2||view|
|Pte||K J||Witchard||World War 2||view|
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